Merrimack News

Follow the red lines

AMHERST – When Steve Hale came up from Louisiana to New Hampshire for graduate school in the early 1990s he had little interest in hiking. What did interest him was birds, and he did his Ph.D. thesis on the Bicknell’s thrush, a small bird that can be found in the high mountains of New ...

Merrimack Premium Outlets welcomes new retail shop

MERRIMACK – Merrimack Premium Outlets announced today that women’s boutique francesca’s will open its doors at the center in Suite 673 on Saturday, Aug. 12. The newest addition to the outlets will offer the latest in women’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories and gift items. ...

Report: Merrimack a safe place to raise kids

MERRIMACK – The town has the fifth spot on SafeWise’s list of 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child for 2017. In a press release, SafeWise wrote of Merrimack: “Tucked into the outside curve of the Merrimack River, this city is often touted as a best place to live due to its accessibility for ...

Sweet summer

Trending that day were roomy white bee suits with attached mesh veils. The occasion was a summer picnic held Saturday, July 15, with 43 beekeepers in attendance at the Hollis property of Mike and Diane Mattock. A hive opening to peek at the honey bees residing among the couple’s five hives ...

60th annual NH Antiques Show set for Aug. 10-12

MANCHESTER – For six decades, the annual NH Antiques Show has upheld the tradition of bringing fine quality antiques to New England. The NH Antiques Dealers Association date for the 60th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show is Aug. 10-12 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester. This years’ show will ...

Report wild turkey sightings

CONCORD – As the summer months continue, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reminds the public to report sightings of hen turkeys, with or without young, through the Department’s online survey at: www.wild nh.com/surveys/turkey brood.html. The survey continues through Aug. 31, ...

What’s bugging you?

LYNDEBOROUGH – Out of the 23,000 species of insects found in New Hampshire, only a small percentage are considered pests. But we do hate them, especially if we’re gardeners. They go after our carefully tended vegetables, flowers and trees, chewing on leaves and roots, damaging buds and ...

Cumberland Farms kicks off annual Cups for Kids campaign

BOSTON – Cumberland Farms is hosting a special event to kick-off its 6th annual Cups for Kids fundraising campaign, which is a month-long fundraiser that benefits pediatric care programs at five children’s hospitals throughout the Northeast. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., ...

The Derryfield School announces spring 2017 honor roll

MANCHESTER – Head of School Dr. Mary Halpin Carter is pleased to announce that William Perkins ’19, of Merrimack, has received academic honors for the spring term. Honors are awarded to those students who maintain a B average, with no grade below a C. For more information about the school, ...

Simply delicious

AMHERST – “Our life is frittered away by detail,” said Henry David Thoreau. “Simplify, simplify.” The 19th century essayist probably never had to cook a meal for a family, but Liz Barbour says he was on the right track. “We have so many things in our kitchens,” the cooking ...

Fish and Game offering hunter education course this summer

CONCORD – Sign up now to take your hunter education class in this summer. Register at www.huntnh.com/hunting/hunter-ed.html. Select “Find a Hunter Education Course,” choose a traditional or online class, then complete the registration to join. Walk-ins are accepted on a space-available ...

Milford swim meet attracts hundreds of youths

More than 500 young people and their coaches and parents will descend on Keyes Memorial Park this weekend for Milford’s biggest athletic event of the year. The Milford Rotary Club’s Swim Meet will have 15 teams from all over southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. It’s an ...

Merrimack Rotary installs new officers and directors

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack Rotary held its annual “Changing of the Gavel” dinner on June 29. At the dinner, the new slate of officers and directors were installed for the new Rotary year. Ed Hilston is president, Mike Hoover is president-elect, Bob Best is vice president, Jane Hoover is ...

Concert association names new director

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack Concert Association has named retired teacher Tom Walters as its new band director. Walters retired in 2016 after 38 years of public school teaching and arts administration. He taught middle school and high school bands and choirs, as well as classroom music, most ...

Water conservation order lifted

The Town of Merrimack Public Works Department would like to thank the residents and the water users for their conservation efforts during last week. Due to residents’ efforts, the water levels in the tanks and the pressure in the lines, remained within the normal range. This allowed the work ...

Merrimack High School Honor Roll

Merrimack High School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Wesley Bolling, Natalie Desilets, Nadia Hackney, Alex Jobin, Hayden Lawton, Max Lowell, Matthew Majchrzak, Makayla Marchetti, Devin Mitrano, Erin Murray, Anna Niezrecki, ...

Music Man

MERRIMACK – It’s a long way from the beaches of Normandy to the Nashua Senior Activity Center on Temple Street. Nevertheless, music man Jerry Jean, 96, of Merrimack, is one who has made the trip, alive and pickin’ – that is, pickin’ bluegrass music with his bluegrass buddies, every ...

Merrimack resident riding for a cure in 2017 Pan Mass Challenge

NEEDHAM, Mass. – On Aug. 5 and 6, Amber Roche of Merrimack will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge with the goal of raising $48 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During PMC weekend, more than 6,200 cyclists from more than 40 states and ...

DPW asks residents to conserve water

MERRIMACK – The Town of Merrimack Public Works Department is requesting your assistance to Conserve Water Usage for seven to 10 days beginning on July 3. On Friday, while replacing the failed Naticook Brook corrugated metal pipe that crosses under Amherst Road, the contractor encountered ...

Citizens for Clean Water conducts PFOA health study

Citizens for Clean Water is conducting a citizen-led household survey to document potential impacts of PFOA exposure in the Merrimack area. Our community group will be sharing the gathered data with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in order to advocate for our needs to ...